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Suspected Stroud Mall Robber Nabbed

STROUD TOWNSHIP, Pa. -- Police in the Poconos arrested a man Monday afternoon they believe robbed a department store in the Stroud Mall.

Andrew Rumolo, 26, of Stroudsburg, is locked up after police say he robbed Sears in the Stroud Mall around 3 p.m. Sunday.

According to court papers, Rumolo walked into the department store in Stroud Township with a mask on, told an employee he had a bomb, and took an unknown amount of money from the cash register.

The paperwork says the clerk could hear something clicking in Rumolo's jacket that sounded like a gun, but a gun was never displayed.

Police say Rumolo tried to place blame on someone else, but when he was shown video surveillance, he admitted to the robbery.

"I think it's a sad thing. It's a shame that you can't even go out to the mall on a nice day without being on your guard, but that's just the way the world is now," said a shopper.

Rumolo is locked up in the Monroe County Correctional Facility. His preliminary hearing is scheduled for next month.


    • Am Light

      Oh, stop. Did he apply for the position thinking that it was all going to be Starblech’s coffee and gawking at teenage girls? LOL What’s scary is that the word, “SECURITY” didn’t factor into his decision-making which is why he likely was unable to pass the law enforcement preliminaries.

      • Ashlee Katz

        A woman’s not allowed to be afraid for her husband? What’s wrong with you? It never said her husband wasn’t doing his job because he was scared. Reading comprehension is your friend.

  • Fredric Underhill

    Score one for the Stroud Area Police!!!

    Subtract two for printing an irrelevant whine about a nice day.

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